Transportation Stocks That Climbed Higher on Monday, August 29, 2011

At the close of trading, these stocks helped the Transportation (NYSE:IYT) sector today. Long time Wall St. Cheat Sheet readers know to watch stock prices because Technicals on the Stock Chart are Strong’ is one of the ‘T’s in our CHEAT SHEET investing framework.

FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) was among the sector price gainers, as it closed at $78.75, up $3.03 (+4%) from the previous close of $75.72. FedEx Corporation provides various transportation, e-commerce and business services.

Stock Price Performance: From June 30, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had fallen $19.13 (-20.2%) from $94.85 to $75.72. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 16, 2011 and June 23, 2011 when shares rose for six straight trading days, rising 7.5% (+$6.48). It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for nine straight trading days, falling 9.3% (-$8.64).

Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPD) was one of the top price gainers. It closed at $45.62, which is $1.77 (+4%) above the previous close of $43.85. Expeditors International of Washington Inc. offers global logistics services through an international network supporting the movement and strategic positioning of goods.

Stock Price Performance: From June 2, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had fallen $7.66 (-14.9%) from $51.51 to $43.85. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 22, 2011 and April 1, 2011 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 7.9% (+$3.69). It saw one of its worst periods between July 7, 2011 and July 18, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 7.8% (-$4.11).

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) was among the top price gainers in the sector. Its shares traded at $8.68, up 48 cents (+5.9%) from the previous close of $8.20. Southwest Airlines Co. is a passenger airline that provides air transportation in the United States.

Stock Price Performance: From June 2, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had fallen $3.36 (-29.1%) from $11.56 to $8.20. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 2, 2011 and February 11, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 7.1% (+82 cents). It saw one of its worst periods between July 19, 2011 and July 28, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 7.5% (-79 cents).

Shares of Wabtec Corporate (NYSE:WAB) closed at $60.57, up $2.62 (+4.5%) from the previous close of $57.95. Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp is a provider of value-added, technology-based products and services for the global rail industry.It primarily serves the worldwide freight rail and passenger transit industries.

Stock Price Performance: From June 2, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had fallen $7.95 (-12.1%) from $65.90 to $57.95. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between July 14, 2011 and July 26, 2011 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 8.4% (+$5.24). It saw one of its worst periods between November 5, 2010 and November 16, 2010 when shares fell for eight straight trading days, falling 5% (-$2.42).

Golar LNG Limited (NASDAQ:GLNG) was among the sector price gainers, as it closed at $31.79, up $1.60 (+5.3%) from the previous close of $30.19. Golar LNG Energy Limited engages in the acquisition, ownership, operation, and chartering of liquefied natural gas (AMEX:LNG) carriers and floating storage regasification units.

Stock Price Performance: From July 29, 2011, to August 26, 2011, the stock price had dropped $7.94 (-20.8%) from $38.13 to $30.19. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 30, 2011 and July 8, 2011 when shares rose for six straight trading days, rising 11.7% (+$4.09). It saw one of its worst periods between August 23, 2011 and August 26, 2011 when shares fell for four straight trading days, falling 3% (-94 cents).